Friday, Oct 12, 2018 8:00 AM

As believers, we know that God's love for us is unconditional. We know that means there is nothing we could ever do that could change His love for us. And yet, so often we live like there's something we could do to change His mind about us. This false belief is what leads us into toxic religious striving and condemnation. It drives us to work hard to be good in order to get His attention or favor. And then, when we stumble or fall, it leaves us stewing in shame and self-protection, listening to lies that tell us God's not there and doesn't care. We must anchor our hearts in the truth that God will never change His mind about us. Randall Worley says, "It's impossible to disappoint God, because in order to disappoint Him, we'd have to do something He didn't know we were capable of doing." We can't disappoint Him. We can't change Him. We can only receive His love and accept that He has chosen us. - Danny Silk

Post #283

Friday, Oct 05, 2018 8:00 AM

Heaven is filled with absolute, perfect, confidence in God. This world is filled with absolute mistrust. And you and I will always reflect the nature of the world we are most aware of. What you live conscious of is what you will reproduce in the world around you. I try to live in such a way that nothing ever gets bigger in my awareness than my conscious awareness of the presence of God upon me. I don’t care what the problem is; if it’s an international crisis or a personal issue, the moment that problem gets bigger than my awareness of the presence of God on me, then I will live in reaction to a problem. Bill Johnson, Manifesto for a Normal Christian Life

Post #282

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 8:00 AM

We are interpreters. This is the way we are designed. We are translators of meaning, and thus everything we see, hear, smell, touch, taste, and experience is processed through all our previous experiences and perceptions. We don’t see people for who they are; we see them through the filter of everyone we’ve ever known. We don’t see circumstances as they are; we see them through the filter of everything we’ve ever experienced. No experience is an experience in isolation. Every experience is interpreted by the overarching story of our lives, and those experiences [ if worked along side the Trinity, all 3 have their say] give us greater clarity.
Erwin Raphael McManus - The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art

Post #281

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 8:00 AM

Peace is not to be understood, it's to be experienced.

Post #280

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 8:00 AM

When you struggle with loving others your struggle is actually with loving yourself. Kris Valloton

Post #280

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